Blyth Brussels Minor Hockey Crusaders Weekend a success
BY DENNY SCOTT
The Blyth Brussels Minor Hockey Association (BBMHA), along with Leslie Motors of Wingham and the Huron County Beef Producers, pulled out all the stops to raise money for the association over the weekend.
On Saturday, in Brussels, and Sunday in Blyth, the BBMHA held its Crusaders Weekend. The event featured silent auctions at both sites as well as a full schedule of local games for parents, fans and players to play in and enjoy.
Laura Fischer, the BBMHA executive’s communication and fundraiser director explained that the group was looking for a way to raise funds.
“We were trying to raise some money for the organization, and we thought Crusader Weekend would be a good idea,” she said,
Fischer explained that the weekend included a Ford test drive event in cooperation with Leslie Motors, a beef on a bun lunch on Saturday at the Brussels, Morris and Grey Community Centre put on by the Huron County Beef Producers, silent auctions at both sites as well as games from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Brussels and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday in Blyth
“The weekend was great,” she said. “We had lots of people out to the hockey games, the donations to the silent auction were overwhelming, so much that we were able to have two auctions, one at each site and everyone who was there was just great.”
While figures are still pending for the other events, Mark Leslie of Leslie Motors said that, despite the rainy weather on Saturday, there were 148 test drives. Ford donates $20 per test drive, so that worked out to $2,960.
“For an organization that size, and in that weather, it was pretty decent to have that many people out,” Leslie said.